Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.
Here are just a few of our high-quality, professionally vetted lawyers and non-attorney representatives who serve your area. Take our quiz, and you’ll be connected to the perfect firm for your case.
8212 Summa Ave., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 71360
The lawyers at Gulf South have been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Our clients have described them as a friendly voice during difficult times. They’re diligent, patient, and willing to provide helpful accommodations throughout the process.
502 Geneva St., Opelika, AL 36801 (Serves Louisiana)
Carmichael Law Group is located in the southern US, but helps clients nationwide. Our clients appreciate them for their honesty and kindness—and for how quickly they follow up on questions and requests.
212 W. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, TX 75081 (Serves Louisiana)
Rick Krause has been practicing since 1983 and has represented SSDI and SSI claimants and their families since 1991. He is a member of the national, regional, and local Social Security bar associations and he has spoken at seminars about Social Security disability. Clients love that he's patient, understanding, and brings much needed clarity to the disability process.
See how disability in Louisiana compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
mo. average time to hearing
This is about one month shorter than the average hearing wait time. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.
average monthly benefit
This is slightly less than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on the amount you've paid in taxes to the SSA.
max monthly benefit
The maximum monthly SSDI benefit is the same for everyone, regardless of your location or condition. It's adjusted regularly for the cost of living.
application denial rate
This is slightly lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.
case denial rate
This is average. A lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, cross-examine witnesses from the state, and significantly improve your chances approval.
The disability application process can be stressful, and a lawyer can help at every stage of your claim — gathering your medical records, submitting your initial paperwork, appealing if you’re rejected, and representing you at a hearing. 83% of disability applicants have representation by the hearing stage. And you’re three times as likely to win benefits when you apply with an attorney. Best of all — you don’t pay lawyers until you’re approved, and their fees are capped by law.
Do I need a disability lawyer in Louisiana?
You're three times as likely to win benefits with a disability lawyer, and 83% of applicants have legal representation at the hearing stage. While there are some exceptions (e.g. individuals with terminal conditions), working with a disabiltiy lawyer is useful for almost everyone. They make it easier to apply, improve your odds of approval, and charge nothing until you win.
How much do disability lawyers charge in Louisiana?
Disability lawyers cost nothing until you win. Once you're approved, they'll take 25% of your first check (capped at a maximum of $7,200). These limits are set by law, nationwide, so lawyers can never charge you more for working with Atticus.
How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?
Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet disabiltiy firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute disability quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.